Happy New Year too all my dear ultralight backpacking, packrafting, bikepacking, ski-touring, hiking and camping friends!
Dear Readers, another year has passed and I hope you, your friends and family had a few relaxing days, a good start into 2019 and that your backpack didn’t get that much heavier with all them luxury items which Santa dropped off for you =) I spend December mostly with work and then took over the holidays a few free days, and then planned out my 2019 - as an entrepreneur that’s something which is quite important. I also set out a few goals, for example I want to run more each week, become a better skier, and be more efficient with my time. I also hope to make 2019 financially a better year for me than 2018, and I have outlined a few ways I can achieve that.
The long planned blog refresh will have to wait still a bit I reckon, as I plan to concentrate more on my Youtube Channel. If you haven’t subscribed yet I’d appreciate it if you check it out, and if it is something to your likes hit that subscribe button. Here is a video I shot a couple of weeks ago, for example, though don’t worry: The Blog isn’t going away and I will maintain it regularly (more on that underneath).
On the other hand I grew pretty tired of Instagram, which is a time-consuming beast which I will fed less in 2019. I still enjoy Twitter while Facebook is alright, but both of these are good ways to get in touch with me if you have a question - or just Email me.
Trip-wise I decided to put my feet where my mouth is - and that means more trips in Finland, as well as Sweden and Norway. I am very happy that Climate Change is such a huge topic in normal Media and Politics right now, and hence I decided to take on a lot less assignments which require me to fly. I will fly to the ISPO in Munich later in February (even if I don’t like the city + fair that much) as it is a good place to meet new clients and start new projects. Plus I will again film a lot of videos about new exciting gear! After the fair I will head to Vorarlberg with my friend Björn from St. Bergweh for some skiing, and then I have some cool ideas for inspiring winter trips here in Finland.
Of course there will also be The Week In Review and detailed gear reviews, trip reports and the one and other opinion piece here on the blog! And as always: If there is something you’d like to see or read - let me know in the comments or on Twitter! Thank you so much for reading, and I am looking forward to inspire and entertain you in 2019!
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